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Magical 'Off Grid' Secluded, Historical Western Lake District - sleeps 9

Review: 'We felt right at home the second we walked through door. It's so lovely we've been twice!'
1 of 37Review: 'We felt right at home the second we walked through door. It's so lovely we've been twice!'
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 9
Holmrook, Seascale, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Welcome to Volcano!

Volcano is an 1850s coach house; open plan, yet cozy. (Our reviews appear at the end of this section.)

It's a welcoming home from home where you can relax and unwind. It's a working home, rather than a show home: somewhere could always do with a lick of paint, and the moles sometimes pop through the lawn! It means it's wonderfully practical for muddy wellies, pooches and families; with nothing too precious, where relaxing is the order of the day.

Plenty of windows and 8 foot ceilings lend themselves to a feeling of openness, whilst its location in a small group of houses on a private courtyard amongst woodland, with a multifuel stove (i.e. not the instant 'flick for heat' of central heating, but the satisfaction of a fire well built and tended), make for a perfect retreat in Summer or Winter.

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Listing #HL1306961
About the Owner
Caroline and Carl D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
As it is a whole cottage rental, we will not be present at the listing, but there is a really complete Welcome Pack with lots of information about the cottage, area and anything else you could wish to know; and we love answering questions before or during your stay, by email. It's a 'self check in', with a key safe (the details of which will be sent to you in advance, along with directions), making for an easy and flexible arrival.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cottage was perfect for our needs and we felt very welcome Excellent for our family there was 9 of us and it was plenty big enough Highly Recommend

Thank Stephen p
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This cottage was perfect for our needs and then some. We were a group of five men and one dog going to the lakes for some hill walking and the location meant we were very close to some of the biggest hills. The cottage was...More

1  Thank Jonny D
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Reviewed 16 April 2018


  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
* No unregistered Guests/parties * Toilet paper only in toilet * Ensure shower curtain in bath * No hot,wet,or cutting on counters * No used coffee grounds down sink * Do washing...
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    2 Fulls
    3 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: R 5 882 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Neighbourhoods don't come much better than this if you like a lack of street lights and a pub at the end of the track!

Our cottage is the middle of three, off a private courtyard, with parking for up to two cars.

The courtyard in turn accesses a private dirt track, which winds down to the River Irt, and fields and footpaths galore.

Holmrook the village has the life essentials. In no particular order, but I know what our priorities are: a children's playground, our local pub, small wildflower meadow/village ecology garden, mechanic's garage, agricultural feed store, post office, and petrol station come small grocery store.

Drigg, Santon Bridge, Gosforth and Seascale (all less than ten minutes drive) have another good two handfuls of pubs, takeaways, and small gift...
Getting around
Public transport cannot be said to be convenient in West Cumbria - there is a train line that goes up the West coast, but it's a couple of miles from the house. Ideally you would want a car for longer excursions; but if you would just like to stay local and go on walks and to the pub; you will manage just fine with a taxi on your arrival and departure.

If you are arriving by train, you will arrive into Drigg: the prettiest railway station we have ever come across in all our travels. It's a little under a two mile walk, so, if you'd prefer a taxi to take the strain, give 'Gosforth Taxis' a call and they will meet you.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Manchester or Glasgow: 250.0 km
Railway: Drigg: 3.0 km
There is parking for up to two cars in the private, off road courtyard; with a short, characterful (in terms of the amount of potholes!) dirt track that approaches it.

It's remote enough that your nearest chain supermarket is half an hours drive away, but well serviced and connected with local pubs, restaurants, shops within a 2-5 minute drive, and a good road system.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 4.0 km.
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